There was a time when Final Fantasy was exclusive to the PlayStation brand.
Of course, there was also a time when the franchise was exclusive to Nintendo platforms. Things change. But could it be possible that after going multiplatform, Square Enix had initially planned to bring Final Fantasy XV only to the PlayStation 4…? Perhaps.
It seems this idea was on the table, or so says industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, better known in gaming circles as "Thuway." In a recent Tweet , Rasheed said that according to his sources, FFXV began its life as a PS4 exclusive:
"FFXV PS4 Exclusivity, even to this day, some insiders claim, was a thing; and these insiders are about as trustworthy as they come."
He added that maybe Sony didn't want to pay for exclusivity, although that's only his own theory. It's possible, though, as Sony has made it a corporate policy not to pay for exclusives, which is in stark contrast to their competitor's policy (as we all know by now). Don't forget that FFXV was Final Fantasy Versus XIII at one point, which was supposed to be exclusive to the PS3. Maybe they figured that exclusivity would carry over to the PS4?
Well, whatever. If it isn't exclusive anymore, so what? Not like it's recognizable to long-time franchise fans.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV